Pumpkin Spice Buddies

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If you live in Utah, please come and take these away from me. I am obsessed with muddy buddies, but this takes muddy buddies to a ‘whole nother level’. I seriously just found the BEST fall snack ever invented. They are so easy and addicting. These are made with cinnamon chex mix and oh my. These are good! Make them and join me in my new addiction.

Rating: 5 stars  Difficulty of Recipe: 1 star
How I changed them:  I added about half as much of the chex they required because I felt like my chocolate wouldn’t cover them all. I also added a little more powdered sugar.
Things that I would do differently next time: Nothing
Will I make these again? YesPumpkin spice buddies in a yellow bowl with three pumpkins behind the bowl.


Pumpkin Spice Buddies

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A delicious and addicting snack with a delicious fall spice that you won't be able to get enough of!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings: 8 people


  • 1 box 13.5 oz Cinnamon Chex® Cereal
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 cup dried unsweetened cranberries
  • 1 cup roasted and salted pumpkin seeds
  • 2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar divided


  • In a large bowl combine Cinnamon Chex Cereal, cranberries and pumpkin seeds. Set aside.
  • In a double broiler or microvave carefully melt the white choocolate. Add the pumpkin pie spice until fully incorporated.
  • Pour the white chocolate mix over the chex cereal and fold it into the cereal, fruit, and seeds are all covered evenly.
  • Divide the powdered sugar between 2 large bags. Add half of the cereal to each bag. Shake until the powdered sugar fully coats the cereal.
  • Lay on a baking sheet to dry. Store in airtight container.


Serves: 8

Calories305kcal (15%)Carbohydrates41g (14%)Protein4g (8%)Fat15g (23%)Saturated Fat7g (35%)Cholesterol7mg (2%)Sodium33mg (1%)Potassium167mg (5%)Fiber1g (4%)Sugar37g (41%)Vitamin A10IUVitamin C1mg (1%)Calcium76mg (8%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

Course Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. This recipe did not work for me. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. I’ve made it 2 times in the past 2 days. I tried adding alittle butter to the chips to make them a bit more smooth. I did it in the microwave and then in a double broiler. HELP

    1. Is the chocolate clumping?? It means it is cooking the chocolate too long and at too high of a temperature.

      1. White chocolate chips don’t melt the same as regular ones. It helps to add a little fat to them. Vegetable oil works best for me – usually about a tablespoon per bag. Hope this helps.

    2. I was having the same problem when I was making them. What I did was over the stove top, I added some whole milk as needed. It turned out great! I also had to add some extra white chocolate chips because it wasn’t enough to cover the cereal.

    1. I added one just for you! 😀 Sorry since switching over to WordPress I have to update all of my old recipes with a print option. 🙂

  2. I love muddy buddies, I am sure these will be dangerous in my house! Thank you so much for linking up to Sunday’s Sweet Confessions over at mommy’s sweet confessions! Have a great day!

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